Gli olivi

Gli olivi

Il blogger americano John Fodera ha scritto un ottimo articolo sul nostro vino. Grazie John!

Located just north west of Castellina in Chianti, the ancient church that lends its entomology to the Piemaggio estate dates back to the XIIth century.   Owned and run by Larissa Karaban, the estate boasts some of the highest vineyards in the entire Chianti Classico appellation.  In fact, the name Piemaggio descends from a contraction of Pieve (church) and Maggiore (high atop a hill).

Despite its relatively small size,  Piemaggio has only 12 hectares under vine,  Karaban feels that the altitude affects their Sangiovese in a special way.  As a result, Piemaggio typically releases their wines much later than the law would otherwise require.  This is illustrated by the fact that the current vintage releases for the estate are the 2012 Classico and 2010 Riserva.  Michele Neri is the winemaker.

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